July 15, 2019
July 15, 2019
Commissioners Robert ‘Pits’ DeArmond, Scott Blain, and Bill Bullock, and Administrative Officer Angela Newell were present.
8:30 Pledge of Allegiance
9:00 Commissioner DeArmond moved to accept the 2019-2020 Audit Engagement letter with Olness and Associates; Commissioner Bullock seconded; motion carried.
Commissioner Bullock moved to approve the Gravel Crushing Agreement with Matriarch Construction; Commissioner Blain seconded; motion carried.
9:30 Commissioners reviewed the Road and Bridge budgets.
10:00 Treasurer Lori Lynde met with Commissioners for Collateral report. Total cash balance as of June 30, 2019 was $17,200,437.21; about a $230,000 over this time last year. Commissioner DeArmond moved to accept the Treasurer’s Collateral Report as presented; Commissioner Bullock seconded; motion carried. Lori and Commissioners also discussed adding a part-time employee to her staff to better cover the office when another employee is out.
10:15 Commissioners continued to discuss Road and Bridge budgets. They would like to keep the gravel budget at the higher $360,000 amount that was set last year. Regarding equipment purchases in the operating budget Red Lodge would like to purchase a quick coupler and add AC to their new loader; these purchases would be in addition to the Bridger Grader. Other equipment purchases will be made from the Road Capital Fund with proceeds from the surplus property auction held this spring. The Joliet District will be paving Farewell Road and the Red Lodge District will be doing a rehabilitation project on Clear Creek Road; both projects will be paid in part by State Bridge and Road Safety and Accountability Act (BARSAA) funds.
11:00 Brandi Mains and Roberta Cady from Beartooth Billings Clinic met with Commissioners regarding the Public Health Services contract. It was noted the City Readiness Initiative portion of the Public Health Emergency Preparedness grant decreased reducing grant revenue. Brandi also noted the 2018-2019 expenditures are $11,000 over budget. Some of the increased expenditures are due to a 400 increase in the per diem nurse. Roberta noted increased flu clinics and the increased planning time for drills required by the State. They are requesting a $15,000 increase to the contract. Commissioners will finalize the increase Monday.
11:40 Commissioner Bullock moved to approve Commissioners minutes from July 1 and July 8, 2019; Commissioner DeArmond seconded; motion carried.
DES Coord. / GIS Mgr. Tom Kohley met with Commissioners to sign the Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) agreement.
Respectfully submitted: Angela Newell, Administrative Officer